Volume XXIV Number 22~ June 2, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Un Llamado Urgente, por Humanidad Atendámoslo

Por Paco Zavala

El día en que entregamos nuestra edición de La Prensa del pasado 19 de Mayo en la ciudad de Tijuana, se nos acercó un señor que desconocemos su nombre y nos pidió que si podíamos ayudar a una ancianita que se encuentra viviendo en lamentables condiciones en una populosa colonia de esta ciudad.

Nos avocamos a investigar y realmente no nos fue difícil dar con el domicilio de la citada ancianita.



Doña Ignacia Fregoso Camberos en el interior de su humilde hogar.

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Adhesion De PANistas Al Perredista Lopez Obrador
MÉXICO (NOTIAMÉRICA) - No pasaron más de diez minutos entre que Andrés Manuel López Obrador llegó a la explanada de la Delegación Venustiano Carranza y se marchó con los zapatos empapados y la promesa de someter a consulta popular su permanencia al frente de la Jefatura de Gobierno, cada dos años, en caso de resultar ganador el 2 de julio.

Amnistia A Seis Millones De Migrantes En EU: AFL-CIO
Por Emma Dilia Martinez
MEXICO, (NOTIAMERICA) - Una nueva amnistía a favor de seis millones de trabajadores migrantes que padecen de discriminación laboral por no contar con residencia legal en Estados Unidos promoverá la AFL-CIO, así como sancionar a los empleadores que abusan de los indocumentados.

Mexican Elections — Throwing The Bums Out Is No Guarantee That Democracy
Will Follow

By Martin Espinoza
ACAMBARO, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO — After 71 years of paternalistic and authoritarian rule, it looks like Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) just might lose control of the presidency in the elections on July 2.

Analysis
Latin America's "Arc of Crisis" — Where All Are Unequal,
Democracy Is Little More Than A Word
By Andrew Reding
Alberto Fujimori's decision to participate in an essentially meaningless presidential election in Peru marks another step in the move toward rule by plebiscite in South America's northwestern "arc of crisis." From Peru to Venezuela, a new wave of rulers is turning to referendums and plebiscites — giving voters only the choice of "yes" or "no" — to place a democratic mask over authoritarian reality.

Noticias de México...
Cien ballenas vararon el El Cuyo: 76 murieron
Los especialistas, preocupados por la magnitud del suceso
Cien mamíferos de la especie Pseudorca craciedens (falsa orca) fueron hallados en la mañana en la playa, a unos dos kilómetros de El Cuyo, de los cuales 76 murieron, oficialmente se informó que las cifas son de 89 y 65, respectivamente, en un varamiento masivo que, según los especialistas, es un fenómeno que por primera vez ocurre en esta magnitud en Yucatán.

Stories

A Report on the Summit Meeting At UC Riverside On Latino Education
By Jorge Mariscal
On Saturday, May 20, a statewide Latino Summit Conference on Educational Reform was held at UC Riverside. Approximately two hundred participants heard presentations by elected officals, students, and educators on the status of Chicano/Latinos in the K-12 system, community colleges, and four-year institutions.

La prosperidad de California depende de una mayor inversión en educación,
vivienda y servicios sociales
El aumento en la demanda de maestros, escuelas, viviendas y servicios sociales resultante del crecimiento de la población, especialmente la inmigrante, es palpable en todo el estado, haciendo notar que es imprescindible invertir más en las infraestructuras necesarias.

Commentary
Educating the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student Population
By Remigia Bermudez
Twenty-two seasoned professionals graduated from SDSU's Focus On Learning (FOL) Program with Multiple Subjects Bilingual Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) teaching credentials. Focus on Learning, a brand new education program focusing on the biliteracy and academic achievement of our youth, started July 1999.

EAOP's Shirley Cunningham Retires; Played Key Role in Implementing Outreach
Efforts to Low-Income Students
In UCSD's effort to increase the number of underrepresented and low-income students at the university, Shirley Cunningham has long been at the forefront.

Proxima Reunion De Enlace Fronterizo Tijuana-San Diego
MEXICO (NOTIAMERICA) - La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores anunció que el próximo miércoles se realizará una reunión del mecanismo de enlace fronterizo Tijuana-San Diego. Se tratarán los recientes casos de violencia contra connacionales.

Entertainment Industry Executives Admit to Lack of Understanding of
Latino Audiences
Hollywood, Ca. — The Screen Actors Guild recently released Still Missing: Latinos in and Out of Hollywood, revealing that old stereotypes and lack of understanding of Hispanic social, economic and cultural diversity are key reasons why Latinos remain one of the most underrepresented groups in television, movies and other entertainment.

The San Diego Foundation's 25th Anniversary to be Celebrated With Corporate
and Media Partners

The San Diego Foundation is not alone in celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding.

Un Monumento a la Posteridad
Por Paco Zavala
La Torre de Tijuana o Torre de Agua Caliente fue construída por una idea, una aportación y una conclusión del filantrópico Club de Leones de Tijuana, A.C. que por cierto está cumpliendo 57 años de servicio a la comunidad tijuanense.

NCLR Llevará A Cabo Su Congreso Anual Del 2000 En San Diego
Washington, D.C. - El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, siglas en inglés), la organización representativa hispana más grande del país, llevará a cabo su Congreso Anual del 1º al 5 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de la ciudad de San Diego. Entre los oradores invitados para el evento de este año se encuentran el Vicepresidente Al Gore, el Gobernador George W. Bush y el Gobernador Gray Davis.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Consuelo Luz
Fuego en la Madre Tierra
La semana pasada fue una de esas semanas que nunca olvidaré; Nuevo México ardió en llamas. El fuego rugía consumiendo miles y miles de acres de los bosques. Solo alrededor de Los Alamos, el fuego llamado "Cerro Grande" ha quemado más de 47,000 acres de árboles. Más de 250 familias se quedaron sin hogar.

FRA Holds Nationwide Essay Contest $15,000 National Grand Prize
Washington, D.C. — The Fleet Reserve Association's (FRA) National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism is currently holding its "2000-2001 Annual FRA Americanism Essay Contest."

Community Notes:
North County Homebuyer's Fair
The Cities of North County and Faith Based Community Development Corporation are sponsoring the annual North County Homebuyer's Fair on Saturday, June 3, 2000, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Valuable information about buying and financing a home will be offered.

In Memoriam: Tito Puente (1923-2000)
Ernest Anthony Puente, Jr., better known worldwide as Maestro Tito Puente, passed away earlier this morning (June 1, 2000). The last survivor of the Mambo Triumvirate (Machito, Puente, Rodriguez) and one of the true pioneers of Latin Music, TP leaves at one of his busiest periods ever in the business.

Editorials

Editorial:
California Chicanos Mobilize Against Arizona Vigilantes
Chicanos who thought their days of protesting, on the streets of America were over, had a very rude awaking when a cry for help came from the dusty streets of the Tucson, Arizona barrios. Incredibly, vigilantism has broken out along the Arizona-Sonora border. Armed vigilantes have taken it upon themselves to hunt down and apprehend immigrants at the Arizona/Sonora border.

Commentary
Early Presidential Polls, What Do they Mean?
By Jerome De Herrera
Newspapers and television news shows in recent weeks have reported on public opinion polls that show Texas Gov. George W. Bush edging ahead of Vice President Al Gore in their race for the presidency.

Comentario
Encuestas, ¿qué nos dicen?
Por Jerome De Herrera
En las últimas semanas los periódicos y los noticieros en televisión han estado publicando encuestas de opinión pública que muestran al Gobernador de Texas George W. Bush ligeramente a la cabeza en la carrera presidencial sobre su contrincante el Vicepresidente Al Gore.

Commentary
Latino Voter Turnout Critical In November
(One million more Latinos may vote in 2000, as compared to 1996)
By James E. Garcia
It would be the largest number of Latino votes ever cast in a U.S. presidential election: six million.

Commentary
A Student Body That Looks Like The U.S.A.
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
The almost exponential increase in college students since 1947 will continue for the next twenty years. Surprise, almost all of the increase will be of Hispanic, Black and Asian-origin. Despite a persistent heavy incidence of poverty among Hispanics and Blacks, it is students from these groups that are going to hit college campuses with huge numbers in the next 15 years, according to the Educational Testing Service, the institution that produces the Scholastic Achievement Tests (SAT).

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
KUSI Airs Racist Slant on Memorial Day
At 10:00 p.m. Memorial Day KUSI Channel-51 carried a story on Memorial Day about the sad fact that our "youth" do not know why Memorial Day is a national holiday (I agree with the premise but was indignant about the tone of the story).

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
MAPistas had a little shamoozal in the hinderlands. A table of locals were there. Judge due to rule this month just who is the Jefe of MAPA, and who has the right to the charter. We are all waiting breathlessly. Will the farmers from Fresno retain the books or will it shift to the ganga from Sacramento??? Lots at stake. Some want to sell out to Gore now! Others want to try out the Republican PUP tent!


Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter I
by Jeannine Diego
It looked different this time. An unrecognizable place. His left hand reached out to feel around for his eyeglasses, while his eyes remained fixed upon horizontal bands of gold, pink, yellow and purple.

Book Review
The Macnamara Project: California as "New Ireland"
Reviewed by Mark R. Day
At the Franciscan preparatory seminary I attended back in the 1950's, one classmate stood out from all the others. His name was Ted Macnamara. Physically robust, he had a full head of red hair and thick, horned -rimmed glasses perched atop a large, Norman nose. What fascinated me about him was his refusal to cower before any faculty member, even the rector.

Poet's Corner
Amor de Papel
Oyamel González
Ayer entraste tan sorpresivamente a mi mente
como los dedos brillantes del amanecer,

U.S. Army Celebrates It's 225th Anniversary
The United States Army Southern California Recruiting Battalion announces a series of events that will take place as part of its celebration of 225 years of service to the nation. The focal point of the celebration will occur on the Army's birthday, Wednesday, June 14th with activities all across the nation and in Southern California.

Latin Beat to Air on BET TV
BET on Jazz, pioneer of Jazz on television, has entered into an agreement Vice President of Original Programming And New Media for the Jazz Channel, Mr. Waymer Johnson with Mr. Chiqui Rodriguez and Nettie Brito, two renowned Dominican producers of music and television and Executives of "El Punto Del Jazz" Productions, to produce a Latin show called "LATIN BEAT."

CDNOW Debuts New Latin Music Department
CDNOW, the leading online music destination, announced the debut of its new Latin music department (cdnow.com/latin) featuring reviews, news, interviews, recommendations and more on some of today's hottest Latin recording artists and rising stars. For the first time ever, CDNOW is offering visitors the chance to experience a complete music department in both Spanish and English by simply clicking on the language of their choice.

Calendar of Events:
Ramona Air Fair
Ramona Airport puts on its bunting June 3 for the 6th Annual Ramona Air Fair. Fire fighting aircraft from the California Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service are featured attractions along with antique aircraft, war birds and more.

Mexican Film "Miroslava" to be screened at Museum of Contemporary
Art San Diego
La Jolla - Media Arts Center San Diego, in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, announces the upcoming presentation of the award-winning feature film, "Miroslava". The Saturday, June 10th screening of "Miroslava" is part of the series "Mexican Cinema:

KTLA Sponsors Historic and Magical Mariachi USA Festival at the
Hollywood Bowl June 10 and 11
Los Angeles just may be the mariachi capital of the world with more musicians, more groups —male and female and more fans that anywhere else. KTLA is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual Mariachi USA Festival at the Legendary Hollywood Bowl, Saturday and Sunday, June 10 (6 to 10 p.m.) and 11 (5 to 9:30 p.m.).

Una Eminente Familia Deportiva
Por Paco Zavala
La eminente familia Zonata Rojas, compuesta de doce hermanos, siete son hombres y cinco mujeres, procreados por el Sr. Celio Zonta Setín de origen italiano y de Doña Isabel Rojas Félix mexicana.

Se Cayó El Sueño Puma
Por Carlos Gonzalez G.
TORREON, Coah. (NOTIAMERICA) - Todos los ojos estaban puestos en los muchachos de Hugo Sánchez por aquello de la motivación y se esperaba que lograran la hazaña de dejar fuera al Santos Laguna, pero al final los Pumas no fueron tan "machos" y en el estadio Corona dejaron sus ilusiones de estar en una gran final al caer por un gol ante los Guerreros, que demostraron que esto se gana en el terreno de juego y no con la boca.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
El Zapata Triumphs in Tijuana Corrida
Uriel Moreno "El Zapata," the matador who represents one of the last vestiges of hope for the current época taurina in Mexico, was the triunfador absoluto in last Sunday's corrida de toros in the downtown El Toreo plaza de toros.

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